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News Analysis Trends

Acquisitions ripple through storage industry

Against the backdrop of Hewlett-Packard's potential acquisition of Compaq, a number of comparatively small mergers and acquisitions in the storage industry were announced over the last few weeks

DAFS spec awaits IETF green light

The Direct Access File System (DAFS) protocol is one step closer to becoming a standard, but it must overcome a few hurdles before gaining industry acceptance, say analysts.

EMC charges ahead with Symmetrix

Despite impending layoffs of nearly 10% of its workforce and severe cost-cutting moves, EMC continues to plow ahead with advances to its flagship Symmetrix line of disk arrays and to invest heavily in software and R&D.

Maxtor sets sights on 'enterprise' NAS

ATA-based server positioned for disk-to-disk backup

Network Appliance boosts high-end NAS

Network Appliance hopes to keep the pressure on its network-attached storage (NAS) competitors with its newest high-end filers-the F880 and F880c-which the company claims are 50% faster than their predecessors and offer capacities up to 18TB in a clustered configuration

Quadratec becomes Atempo, expands US presence

Last month, Quadratec, an independent vendor of backup-and-restore software in Europe, said it plans to expand its presence into US corporate and Internet data centers

Sony enters NAS market

This month, Sony will begin shipping the first of three storage systems expected to come out of its storage solutions division this year

Start-up strives for real-time data access

Arthur D. Little spin-off Pyxsys is preparing to release beta units of an "intelligent storage architecture" that it claims is a radical departure from existing technologies.

Will Microsoft support NAS-Exchange marriage?

According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the company is "looking into" supporting network-attached storage (NAS) for Exchange because its customers have expressed a need for that type of support.

Case Study

Bell Microproducts relies on IP storage for disaster recovery

A software-based IP storage and virtualization package enables Bell to replicate data cross-country for remote disaster recovery, consolidate storage resources, and reduce storage administration costs


Control your environment with SRM software

Storage resource management is the fastest-growing segment of the overall storage management software market.

Easing the migration from DAS to SAN

An efficient and inexpensive method of making the transition from direct-attached storage to a storage area network relies on host-based mirroring and storage virtualization.

Part II - Building storage networks: A book excerpt

Storage networking is built on three fundamental components: wiring, storing, and filing

Part II - Storage Virtualization: Beyond the basics

Virtualization techniques can be applied to non-disk (e.g., tape) environments and to NAS and SAN storage networks.

The case for application-centric SAM

Storage area management software may be the key to unlocking the true benefits of storage area networks (SANs).


Dispelling the FUD surrounding iSCSI

A Cisco executive counters the fear, uncertainty, and doubt generated by opponents of the iSCSI specification, which will enable IP-based SANs

New Products

New Products

The move to second-generation 2Gbps Fibre Channel is under way, with a number of component and subsystem vendors releasing upgraded versions of their products.


SAN advice from the front lines

An interview with Edward Mann, a storage architect who has built storage area networks (SANs) for some of the largest government agencies

Special Report

SAN Management Software reduces TCO, increases ROI

Fabric-attached storage network management software can slash total cost of ownership while improving return on investment


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Volume 5
Issue issue-10
October 2001